Creative Care

4.4 (24 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
23140 Gonzales Drive
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
8668617921 Visit Website

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  • Insurance is Accepted
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

Since 1989, Creative Care’s mission is to understand early experiences and underlying causes that manifest as mental health difficulties and addiction struggles throughout adulthood. Creative Care’s founders and current owners, Drs. Morteza and Karen Khaleghi, pioneered a dual diagnosis approach in the treatment of addiction and have dedicated their lives to caring for clients and their families. With the unwavering and unparalleled efforts of Creative Care’s professional staff, Creative Care continues to utilize a biopsychosocial approach, a psychoanalytic frame, and evidence-based practices to get clients and their families on the road to recovery. Utilizing compassion, integrity, and spirituality, Creative Care implements individualized treatment plans to assist clients in connecting the dots and improving their quality of life.

Creative Care Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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Creative Care taught me so much then just addiction recovery!!! They taught me I had to get to the ROOT of my trauma and heal from it... I'm a domestic violence SURVIVOR, my past trauma led me to use ...


I feel very grateful for connecting with the admissions coordinator at Creative Care. My son had been in a facility in Arizona and was removed from the facility for suicide ideation and was placed in ...


This facility only cares about getting your money. When I was there, several of the men’s houses were infested with bedbugs. Only after multiple complaints did they move the men out to eradicate the...


When I came to Creative Care I was welcomed with open arms. I was given the care I needed and then some. The staff here is amazing. They are all super kind and caring and actually want to help you wit...


The staff at Creative Care are very friendly and supportive. They are relatable and understand our struggles on a personal level. My therapist helped me with my family problems and helped me better my...


The staff at Creative Care are awesome. The location is beautiful. At Creative Care I learned about my trauma and how my trauma affects my behavior. I also learned self-soothing techniques which were ...


From one addict to another, I want to extend my hand and invite you here to save your life. The call I made was literally that...lifesaving. I am eternally grateful for the love and care given by the ...


The staff at Creative Care were great. My therapist helped me work on my self esteem. She was both stern and insightful. I was on Xanax for 10 years and very scared to get off this substance. Creative...


ive really enjoyed my stay at creative care, all the staff have truly saved my life. i don't know where i would be today had i not received the opportunity to get the help i needed from this treatment...


The location was amazing. The therapeutic groups were very informative and helpful. Staff at Creative Care were very helpful in guiding me in the direction I needed to go. Conversations with my assign...


Creative Care is a serene and tranquil place to come get sober and work on yourself. Each morning I woke up to rabbits and deer roaming the property, and every night I went to sleep to the sound of th...


Creative Care has great therapy, great food, and great views. All the staff actually care. They all have great advice and really take the time to listen. My therapist was literally the best therapist ...


I am so thankful for Creative Care for not only saving my life, but also helping me believe in myself again and creating a new life that I never thought was possible. 5 years ago I was struggling from...


This place has no concern for clients and staff completely out off line when coming to boundaries with clients


Creative Care offers an excellent dual diagnosis recovery program based in Malibu, CA. The facility is amazing with superior views of the Pacific Ocean and amazing views of the sunrise and sunset offe...


My son went to Creative Care and received excellent care. They are truly a dual diagnosis treatment center and their clinical staff have many years of experience in this field. I also use to work ther...


Having worked as a contract worker at Creative Care I interacted with patients and staff daily. Much the staff were dedicated helping professionals, however there were some staff members who exhibited...




Creative Care is a facility which suffers from fundamental problems which are, unfortunately not exclusive to them. That said, their practices have many moral and ethical deficiencies. I say this expe...


“The road map Dr. talks about helps teach us how important it is to trace back to events in our lives that influence the emotional dynamics of addiction. The physical and family history of addiction...


Ive been to 7 rehabs and unfortunately, this was definitely one of my worst experiences. My first night there my room was dirty, the shower didnt work (no hot water for 10 minutes) and they had nobody...


I am calling our insurance company to complain as they made my son leave in middle of drug therapy.


The shining beacon of hope that Creative Care has been in my life lies in the premiere quality of the therapy, both individual and group. Too many interns. It gets uncomfortable in the winter and summ...


I really felt that Creative Care understood how to deal with dual diagnosis. Other facilities have claimed that they deal with dual diagnosis clients and have individualized programs, but they do not...

Areas of Focus
Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Key Staff Members
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    Morteza Khaleghi, Ph.D., LMFT - Founder and Executive Director

    Renowned for his clinical insight and skill, Dr. K personally initiates the clinical evaluation that follows admission to Creative Care Malibu. Dr. K was trained at CGI, the California Graduate Institute, earning his doctorate in Clinical Psychology. He is also a licensed marriage and family therapist. He has been working in the field of addiction and recovery since graduating and has been a key player in the continuing development of the Dual Diagnosis treatment methodology.

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    Karen Khaleghi, Ph.D. - Founder & Director of Education

    First as a parent, second as a practitioner, Dr. Karen Khaleghi speaks to parents and organizations about the formation of addiction, the critical aspects of nature and nurture and the resulting disconnection between emotions and behavior. Both she and Dr. K feel strongly that there needs to be more of a dialogue about the genesis of addiction and the path to recovery, a process they call “connecting the dots".